Events

May
7
Tue
Taien Ng-Chan in conversation with Signy Lynch
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Taien Ng-Chan in conversation with Signy Lynch

Tuesday, May 7th
6:00pm – 9:00pm
RSVP for location details to: amdunlop@yorku.ca 

Please join us Tuesday, May 7th for the next Sensorium Salon, featuring York University Cinema and Media Arts Professor Taien Ng-Chan. The conversation, moderated by Signy Lynch, will explore Taien Ng-Chan’s artistic research, delving into her pioneering use of research-creation methodologies in digital media, urban arts, and mapping practices. We look forward to exploring Ng-Chan’s work as a jumping off point to engage with larger questions surrounding artistic modes of research inquiry, and particularly those that explore the interface between art and urban ecologies.

Taien Ng-Chan is an interdisciplinary writer, media artist, researcher, and educator. Her work investigates everyday urban life through photography, cinema, poetry, and processes of mapping. Taien incorporates daily travel (from walking and riding the bus to bicycling and driving) as part of her art and research practice. She is a founding member of the Hamilton Perambulatory Unit (HPU). Currently, she teaches in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.

Signy Lynch is a PhD student in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at York. Her research investigates how direct audience address in contemporary performance can help audience members and performers to negotiate the complexities of inhabiting a twenty-first century globalized Canada. Signy is a member of the Centre for Spectatorship and Audience Research at the University of Toronto and secretary of the board of Cahoots Theatre.

Following our popular Salon format, the conversation will be preceded by a potluck dinner! Please RSVP to Sensorium Research Coordinator Alanna Dunlop (amdunlop@yorku.ca) for the event location near Christie Station in downtown Toronto. Let us know if you can bring a dish for the potluck (it is not required, but welcome).

See you there!

Public Talk: Connie Bulter in the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Connie Butler HeadshotConnie Butler joined the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles as chief curator in 2013. She was chief curator of drawings at MoMA from 2006–2013, where she organized major exhibitions including On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century and Greater New York at MoMA PS1. She served as curator at MOCA from 1996–2006 where she organized the internationally acclaimed exhibition WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution.

Exploring the theme of Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium, the 2019 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts comprises a graduate intensive and three public lectures.

The other two public lectures in the series take place at the Power Plant and feature artist and scholar Torkwase Dyson (May 2) and curator and writer Kate Macfarlane (May 9).

The Summer Institute is named in recognition of Joan and Martin Goldfarb, longstanding supporters of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, whose generous gift has made this annual residency program possible.

Connie Butler is presented by AGO in collaboration with Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium, the 2019 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute of the Department of Visual Art & Art History, York University

May
8
Wed
Tell Me What You See! Found Footage Films by Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller at TIFF
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:10 pm

[caption id="attachment_101621" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Film still from Tell Me What You See![/caption]

As part of an exploration into working with found materials, German experimental filmmaker and curator Matthias Müller joins us to introduce a selection of the more recent films he co-directed with Christoph Girardet, followed by an onstage conversation with Concordia’s Catherine Russell.

This event is part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University, Archive/Counter-Archives, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.

Meteor (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2011 \ 15 min.)

Kristall (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2006 \ 15 min.)

Contre-jour (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2009 \ 11 min.)

personne (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2016 \ 15 min.)

Screen (dirs. Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller \ Germany 2018 \ 18 min.)

Reserve your free ticket online

Archive/Counter-Archive is a six-year project that aims to activate Canada’s most precarious audiovisual heritage. Using a practice-based approach, the project will foster a creative engagement with archives — one where preservation does not oppose access, but flourishes from new media practices of remediation.

Matthias Müller was born in Bielefeld, Germany. He studied arts and German literature at Bielefeld University and fine arts at the Braunschweig University of Art, HBK. He has produced videos, video installations, films, and photo works since 1979, many of them in collaboration with Christoph Girardet. Müller has organized film festivals and curated festival sections. He has had individual exhibitions in the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and in the Tate Modern. Since 2003, he has served as a professor of experimental film at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His works include Epilog (87), Home Stories (90), Sleepy Haven (93), Alpsee (94), Vacancy (98), nebel (00), Album (04), and Air (16).

Catherine Russell is a Distinguished Professor at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University. She holds a PhD in Film Studies from New York University. Her publications include work on avant-garde cinema, anthropological cinema, Japanese cinema, and early cinema. Her most recent book, Archiveology: Walter Benjamin and Archival Film Practices (18), explores how the reuse, recycling, appropriation, and borrowing of archival sounds and images by filmmakers provides ways to imagine the past and the future.

May
9
Thu
Kate Macfarlane Acts of Resistance: Choreographic Drawing in the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

[caption id="attachment_101604" align="alignleft" width="500"]Kate Macfarlane, photo by Dan Weill Kate Macfarlane, photo by Dan Weill[/caption]

ACTS OF RESISTANCE: CHOREOGRAPHIC DRAWING introduces artistic strategies that exploit the salient attributes of drawing whilst resisting its conventions and testing its limits. Works by seven women contemporary artists are considered through the lens of choreography, including Monika Grzymala’s spatial drawings, Aleksandra Mir’s collectively-made murals, Florence Peake’s performances, Kate Davis’s revision of Amedeo Modigliani’s nudes, Kathy Prendergast’s remapping of continental Europe, and figurative drawings by ruby onyinyechi amanze and Nicola Tyson.

Kate Macfarlane is a curator and writer based in London, UK, and is co-founder and co-director of Drawing Room, London. Recent curatorial projects include A Slice through the World: Contemporary Artists’ Drawings (Drawing Room and Modern Art Oxford) 2018; Dove Allouche – Mea Culpa of a Sceptic (The Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Paris)2016; Line (Lisson Gallery, London) 2016. Recent writing includes: ‘Graphic Witness’ a chapter for The Companion to Contemporary Drawing, Wiley Blackwell (2019); ‘Intimate Reflections’ in Auto Fictions – Contemporary Drawing, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany (2018).


Exploring the theme of Crossing the Line: Contemporary Extensions of Drawing as a Medium, the 2019 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Summer Institute in Visual Arts comprises a graduate intensive and three public lectures.

The other two public lectures feature artist and scholar Torkwase Dyson (May 2) at the Power Plant and curator Connie Butler (May 7) at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

The Summer Institute is named in recognition of Joan and Martin Goldfarb, longstanding supporters of York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, whose generous gift has made this annual residency program possible.

May
14
Tue
FREE SCREENING: Ali Kazimi’s film Continuous Journey
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
FREE SCREENING: Ali Kazimi's film Continuous Journey @ Nat Taylor Cinema, York University

Join us for a screening and discussion of YorkU Cinema & Media Arts Professor Ali Kazimi’s film Continuous Journey (2004), part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University and Archive/Counter-Archive, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.

Kazimi is a filmmaker whose work deals with race, social justice migration, history, and memory. He is the recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media Arts.

In 1914, Gurdit Singh, a Sikh entrepreneur based in Singapore, chartered a Japanese ship, the Komagata Maru, to carry Indian immigrants to Canada. On May 23, 1914, the ship arrived in Vancouver Harbour with 376 passengers aboard: 340 Sikhs; 24 Muslims and 12 Hindus. Many of the men on-board were veterans of the British Indian Army and believed that it was their right as British subjects to settle anywhere in the Empire they had fought to defend and expand. They were wrong… Continuous Journey is an inquiry into the largely ignored history of Canada’s exclusion of the South Asians by a little known immigration policy called the Continuous Journey Regulation of 1908. Unlike the Chinese and the Japanese, people from British India were excluded by a regulation that appeared fair, but in reality, was an effective way of keeping people from India out of Canada until 1948. As a direct result, only a half-mile from Canadian shores, the Komagata Maru was surrounded by immigration boats and the passengers were held in communicado ­virtual prisoners on the ship. Thus began a dramatic stand-off which would escalate over the course of two months, becoming one of the most infamous incidents in Canadian history. By examining the global context and repercussions of a Canadian event, Continuous Journey challenges us to reflect on contemporary events, and raises critical questions about how the past shapes the present.

CONTINUOUS JOURNEY trailer from Cinema Politica on Vimeo.

Archive/Counter-Archive is a SSHRC project led by Janine Marchessault, dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

2019 Summer Institute: Archive/Counter-Archives is convened by Philip Hoffman, Janine Marchessault, and Michael Zryd. Free and public screenings, panels, and master classes will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and York University, and will feature special guests such as Matthias Müller, Ali Kazimi, Yvonne Ng, and Suzanne Morrisette. Visit here for details: https://counterarchive.ca/summer-institute-archivecounter-archives

May
18
Sat
Imogen Heap, keynote & workshop on blockchain for digital rights management for artists
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm

 

Mycelia, Mi.Mu and the Future of Music: a keynote by Imogen Heap

Please join us for a keynote talk, followed by Q&A conversation, with internationally-acclaimed musician Imogen Heap. The talk will include Heap’s thoughts on the future of music, ranging from her new blockchain-based project Mycelia for artist/music rights to her Mi.Mu interactive glove-instrument.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/mycelia-mimu-and-the-future-of-music-a-keynote-by-imogen-heap-tickets-60935582969

Attendees are also strongly encouraged to stay for a Creative Passport workshop hosted by Imogen and the Mycelia group from 2:00-4:30pm in the same room, focused on their new blockchain-based approach to digital rights management for artists. Snacks and coffee will be provided between the keynote and workshop. Please sign up for the workshop here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creative-passport-forum-toronto-tickets-59993602480

Time/Date: May 18th
Keynote: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Workshop: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Location:
Transmedia Lab, 103 Accolade West Building, York University

Presented by the DisPerSion Lab, Mycelia4Music and Patrick Twaddle

Special Thanks to the Departments of Music and Computational Arts

London based recording artist Imogen Heap blurs the boundaries between pure art form and creative entrepreneurship. Writing and producing 4 solo albums, one as Frou Frou (with Guy Sigsworth), and collaborating with Jeff Beck, Mika and Josh Groban amongst others, Heap has penned tracks for movies, TV shows and produced the score for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, winning the ‘Outstanding Music in a Play’ Drama Desk Award.

Counting 5 Grammy nominations, winning one for engineering and another for her contribution to Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’, Heap also received an Ivor Novello Award, The Artist and Manager Pioneer award, the MPG Inspiration Award and an honorary Doctorate of Technology for her MI.MU gloves work: a ground-breaking gestural music making system.

In 2014 she envisioned a flourishing music industry ecosystem through Mycelia and released ‘Tiny Human’, the first song to use smart contracts on a blockchain.

Creating an artist-led, fair and sustainable decentralized ecosystem, Mycelia’s ‘The Creative Passport’ provides an ID for music makers to connect digitally with the music industry.With three world tours, sold out Royal Albert Hall and Greek Theatre shows and thousands of 5* reviews, last September Heap embarked on a year-long music and technology world tour.

May
21
Tue
Video Archive Master Class with Yvonne Ng
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Yvonne Ng HeadshotJoin us for a free, public master class with Yvonne Ng, the Senior Archivist at WITNESS, an international nonprofit organization that supports activists using video and technology to protect human rights. The masterclass is part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University and Archive/Counter-Archive, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.

Yvonne Ng is an audiovisual archivist and has been part of the WITNESS team since 2009. In collaboration with WITNESS regional leads, she trains and supports partners on collecting, managing, and preserving video documentation for human rights advocacy and evidence. She develops training resources related to archiving and preservation, such as the groundbreaking Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video. Ng also manages WITNESS’s own archive of human rights video.

Outside of WITNESS, Ng currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), on the Advisory Boards of the Memory Lab Network and Documenting the Now, and as a Research Consultant for the Human Rights Investigations Lab at UC Berkeley. She regularly participates in international archiving fora and tweets on archival issues at @yvonne_yvonne.

Prior to joining WITNESS, Ng worked as a Research Fellow on the Preserving Digital Public Television Project, and at NYU Libraries, New York Public Library, and the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre. Ng holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University, where she has also taught a course on Personal Digital Archiving. She holds a BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.

Archive/Counter-Archive is a SSHRC project led by Janine Marchessault, dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

2019 Summer Institute: Archive/Counter-Archives is convened by Philip Hoffman, Janine Marchessault, and Michael Zryd. Free and public screenings, panels, and master classes will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and York University, and will feature special guests such as Matthias Müller, Ali Kazimi, Yvonne Ng, and Suzanne Morrisette. Visit here for details: https://counterarchive.ca/summer-institute-archivecounter-archives

May
23
Thu
Odette Sculpture Residency: Public lecture Brendan Fernandes
May 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

[caption id="attachment_101613" align="alignleft" width="500"]Brendan Fernandes headshot courtesy of The Banff Centre. Photo by Anna Springate-Floch. Brendan Fernandes headshot courtesy of The Banff Centre. Photo by Anna Springate-Floch.[/caption]

NB the start time is 2:30pm, not 2 as previously posted

Chicago-based Visual Art alumnus Brendan Fernandes (BFA ’02) is the 2019 Louis Odette Sculptor-in-Residence at York University. He will be on campus May 6 to 10 and 20 to 24, with a hiatus in between where he installs a work for the 2019 Whitney Biennial. The residency in conjunction with the Intensive Sculpture Workshop, a fourth-year course offered by the Department of Visual Art & Art History which provides a valuable apprenticeship/mentorship experience for students, allowing them to work closely with a renowned artist.

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Fernandes is a internationally recognized Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts. His projects address issues of race, queer culture, migration, protest and other forms of collective movement. Always looking to create new spaces and new forms of agency, Fernandes’ projects take on hybrid forms: part Ballet, part queer dance hall, part political protest…always rooted in collaboration and fostering solidarity.

Fernandes discusses his  recent work in dance, queer politic and contemporary forms of agency and resistance in a public talk. Admission is free and all are welcome. 

The Louis Odette Sculptor-in-Residence program is made possible with the generous support of the P. & L. Odette Charitable Foundation. The program strives to create a dynamic learning environment which supports the advancement of the art of sculpture, and where students benefit from participation in, and observation of, diverse professional studio practices. The residency provides the opportunity for upper-level undergraduate visual arts students to develop an enhanced working understanding of sculpture techniques from the perspective of eminent guest artists.

[caption id="attachment_101614" align="alignleft" width="700"]"I'm Down" 2017 Image credit Monique Meloche Gallery “I’m Down” 2017 Image credit Monique Meloche Gallery[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_101615" align="alignleft" width="700"]"Ballet Kink" 2019 Image courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum. Photography by Scott Rudd Events. “Ballet Kink” 2019 Image courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum. Photography by Scott Rudd Events.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_101616" align="alignleft" width="700"]"Steady Pulse" 2017 Image credit Monique Meloche Gallery “Steady Pulse” 2017 Image credit Monique Meloche Gallery[/caption]

May
24
Fri
Book a Tour
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 12:01 pm

Come and tour our state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about why we attract top students from all over the world. The School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) tour takes 45 minutes to one hour, and is guided by a current student.

The tours will be departing from the Student Information Centre, located on the first floor of the Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre.

Click here to visit the tour page to select the the program and dates you are interested in.

 

Jun
13
Thu
Spotlight on Contemporary Indigenous Filmmaking with Suzanne Morrissette
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a free public Spotlight on Contemporary Indigenous Filmmaking with Suzanne Morrissette (OCAD University) part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University, Archive/Counter-Archive, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.

Suzanne Morrissette is a Metis artist, curator, and scholar from Winnipeg researching reactions to Indigenous political thought and curatorial strategies for centering Indigenous knowledge.

6-7:30 PM – Curator Talk, York University, Nat Taylor Cinema N102 Ross Building

9-10 PM – Outdoor Projections, York University, Jacob Stong House and Barn

NOTE: In the event of rain, the screening will move indoors to Nat Taylor Cinema at 9:00 PM. Please check www.facebook.com/counterarchive for updates

Archive/Counter-Archive is a SSHRC project led by Janine Marchessault, dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.

2019 Summer Institute: Archive/Counter-Archives is convened by Philip Hoffman, Janine Marchessault, and Michael Zryd. Free and public screenings, panels, and master classes will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and York University, and will feature special guests such as Matthias Müller, Ali Kazimi, Yvonne Ng, and Suzanne Morrisette. Visit here for details: https://counterarchive.ca/summer-institute-archivecounter-archives

Aug
27
Tue
Tours return End of September!
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 18 @ 12:01 pm
Sep
3
Tue
impulse: York University’s MFA & PHD Visual Arts Program Group Opening Exhibition
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm

impulse written in lower case with the word upside down and backwards underneath it

York University’s MFA & PHD Visual Arts Program

Group Opening Exhibition

featuring work by:

John Ancheta, Nima Arabi, Hannah Bullock, Shea Chang, Phillip Delisle, Hannah Doucet, Annie Dunning, Elham Fatapour, Katelyn Gallucci, Niloo Inalouei, Kelly McCray, Ella Dawn McGeough, Zoe Mpeletzikas, Rhenix Shi, Dan Tapper, Gerry Visco, Nava Waxman, Rachelle Wunderink, Arma Yari, Mikhail Yerkovich, Jes Young

Gales Gallery – 105 Accolade West Building

Special Projects Gallery – 102 Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts

September 3-12, 1:00-4:00

Reception: September 11, 12:30-2:00

Sep
5
Thu
We are Here: Sara Niroobakhsh
Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm

We are Here: Sara Niroobakhsh features the work of Iranian-Canadian artist Sara Niroobakhsh. In 2014, Niroobahksh moved from Iran to Canada where she continued to develop and expand her artistic practice. Her work delves deeply into various aspects of Iranian culture and her experiences of migration. Niroobakhsh work has continued to explore her heritage through performance, video, photography, and sculpture. There is an inherent sense of play in Niroobakhsh’s work, which can be seen in her use of media such as grains of rice, saffron, and water. Niroobakhsh effectively uses traditional and non-traditional media to capture her observations of nature, language, and womanhood.

In each of her works, Sara Niroobakhsh navigates the interstitial space that We Are Here intends to explore. Creating works that reflect back on her experiences in Iran can be seen as a way for Niroobakhsh to replant the roots of her cultural and creative experiences here in Canada. What results is a body of work that is dynamic in both medium and context, occupying many spaces within both time and place. Above all, it is a body of work that continues to grow in complexity and challenge frameworks of contemporary art practice.

Curator/ Assistant Curator Biographies

Jenna Shamoon is an independent curator and York University alumna. She received her BA in Art History and English from McMaster University and has an MA in Art History with a diploma in Curatorial Practice from York University. During her time at York University, Jenna’s research was focused on visual theory, postcolonialism, and Mesopotamian cultural heritage. She has worked as a curator on exhibitions at York University, The Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, and Hamilton Artists Inc. She is currently based in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

Maria Won is a graduate candidate in Art History & Curatorial Practice diploma, York University. She is also an artist with a keen interest in multi-media art, plastic, and pop culture. Her curatorial practice commenced as a curator for the student run Eleanor Winters Art Gallery, collections assistant for Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, and was an international programs coordinator for the Busan Biennale (2013). In her art practice, Won explores the element of plastic in video art, mix media, and performance art.

She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in Toronto, Seoul, Tokyo, and recently in Brooklyn, New York. Won has an Honours in Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts & Art History from York University as well as accredited from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

 

Remarks from Curators

We would like to say a special thanks to Anna Hudson, Terry Wright, The School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, Joan Goldfarb and York University.

 

Exhibition Dates

September 5th – December 6th, 2019
Opening Reception – Thursday September 26th, 2019
6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Remarks at 6:30 pm
RSVP for the Opening Reception on Eventbrite

 

Address

Joan Goldfarb Visual Arts Study Centre / York University, Keele Campus
275 Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (CFA)
86 Fine Arts Road, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

Gallery on 2ndfloor
Elevator access available

 

Opening Hours
Tuesday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Closed Friday to Monday, and statutory holidays

Sep
16
Mon
[Un]natural Spaces – a painting exhibition by Daniela Miranda and Adriana Monteleone
Sep 16 @ 12:00 am

[caption id="attachment_101654" align="aligncenter" width="800"]'Access Denied' by Daniela Miranda 2018 4’ x 5’ (48” x 60”) Oil, duct tape and masking tape on canvas ‘Access Denied’ by Daniela Miranda 2018 4’ x 5’ (48” x 60”) Oil, duct tape and masking tape on canvas[/caption]

“[Un]natural Spaces” features painted works by Daniela Miranda and Adriana Monteleone. Both artists focus on the dissonance they feel within man- made spaces, although in different ways.

Miranda’s work focuses on the artificiality that has tainted natural spaces, so much that “wild” nature, no longer exists, and her work seeks to portray the longing for more natural spaces. The use of fluorescent duct tape and masking tape for the man-made elements within the oil paintings highlights the fake nature of the natural spaces being exhibited, and the amount of control that society seems to have in their depiction and experience.

Monteleone’s acrylic paintings portray the claustrophobia felt by someone who experiences modern society, which, despite its urban charm, can easily become a threatening environment when one is faced with being one of the many people that inhabit it. The hustle and bustle of everyday situations is accentuated in her work by utilizing a collage-like approach to the composition, which in itself creates a jumbled, disorienting feeling.

The contrast between the beautified, open spaces in Miranda’s works that give the illusion of being free and able to experience nature in its entirety and the clustered spaces depicted in Monteleone’s paintings illustrate the dichotomy that highlights each artist’s mindset towards the scenes portrayed.

Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10:30am – 4pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

[caption id="attachment_101655" align="aligncenter" width="800"]"11:37" by Adriana Monteleone 2018-2019 36” x 48” Acrylic on canvas “11:37” by Adriana Monteleone 2018-2019 36” x 48” Acrylic on canvas[/caption]

Sep
20
Fri
Film Masterclass: Matthew J. Lloyd DOP of Spiderman: Far from Home
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Film alumnus Matthew J. Lloyd (BFA ’06), Director of Photography of Spiderman: Far from Home, returns to York University for a free master class on the craft, design, and engineering involved in framing and lighting the shot. Moderated by his frequent collaborator, Chelsea McMullan (My Prairie Home).

Directions to York at Cinespace by TTC:  Subway Line 1 south from York University stop; transfer at St. George to Subway Line 2 west to Kipling Station. Take 44 bus South. Takes about an hour. Entrance is via the main Cinespace entrance at Gate 3. Our main Stage 1 is located just inside the main lobby of Cinespace behind the coffee place.